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Poster: Telephone Toughguy Date: Jul 20, 2007 8:48am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Uh-oh! Could be trouble for the archive!

Yeah, I got what your saying, and I'll have a double. I meant that there is no feasable way, without a lot of effort and time, to determine for sure that the person uploading the terror video is indeed a terrorist. If so, I am sure the authorities would have supeonaed the ip addresses and activity already.

I am torn on this issue. I think the blatant posting of anything in the wrong format and in the wrong collections without proper license attribution and descriptions would be forbidden and I don't think there is a valid argument to that from anyone aside from the actual implementation of it due to logistics and volunteer status of moderators. However I do feel that people should see the barbaric hate filled messages of jihadists for a number of reasons.

Number one, intel. There are valuable messages and actual tactics and procedures on video that can be analysed for information that might prevent an attack, locate a cell or even counter the IED efforts and counter efforts.

The other important part, which I believe they miscalculate is the shock value and revulsion their messages create and it's influence in the opinions, sympathies and ultimately support for these criminals.

I do think they should be moved to a less "in your fac"e and in turn, "in your search results" location where young people or anyone with a desire not to see snuff films might come across them looking for other media. I think they are scarring away potential users that might grow tired of being bombarded with imagry of that nature, regardless of their political views. Interesting point thanks for sharing that.